I am looking at having a glass splash back installed into my kitchen.
The state of the wall is exposed brick (quite rough from old cement).
As you cannot see behind the splash back, I am investigating my options.
(1) Render Wall
Problem: I have done basic plastering, not rendering
(2) Cement sheeting, with cornice adhesive to hold the board
Problem: Not sure if it will hold the board and the glass splash back weight.
(3) Plaster the wall without cement using premix
Problem: Could be quite expensive.
I am looking at going with (2) or (3),
Are there any other alternatives, is there any other concerns with the above options, will (2) work for what I am trying to achieve?
Thanks for the help all!!!!
Miikemaree_bradrossMember@maree_bradrossJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 401
My taste is I would like a clear glass splashback and be able to see the bricks – is that an option at all?
The bricks would need a lot of work to have that done. It was something I thought as an option for asthetics, however the appartment is aimed at up-market trendy studio feel.maree_bradrossMember@maree_bradrossJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 401
rather than glass what about a brushed stainless steel sheet?
I thought that would give a nice look, but it doesn't match well with my color scheme for the place
floors, jatoba wood
bench, ceaser stone – expresso
cabinetry – white matte
wall paint – antique us white
not so easy, …at this stage leaning to a plain glass , no background, color or distortionssapphire101Participant@sapphire101Join Date: 2006Post Count: 203
Cheaper than glass for splashbacks (the premium for these is high)
Adds rooms to kitchen space
Makes the granite tops look amazing
You dont have to clean itsapphire101Participant@sapphire101Join Date: 2006Post Count: 203
If you are selling that is……….
it's a buy, add value, rent and reinvest equity strategy for this property. Given the current climate, theres always a possibility of selling if it comes to that although highly unlikely.
Mirrors is an interesting alternative to glass, i'll take a look around to see some examples.loccoMember@loccoJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 62
maybe just cement bag the brickwork then glass splashback/mirror, just be aware that mirrore splashbacks look great but can be reasonably expensive.glen gMember@glen-gJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 9
I'd prob go with option 2. The corice cement should hold but if you were still concerned you could also use nylon masonry plugs aswell. Have you had any quotes for your glass splash back? I was keen on glass for my splash back aswell but the cheapest price i could find was around $350 per M2 installed. I'm going with tiles now for around a tenth of the price.
Thanks for the reply.
I went with option 2 and started the work over the weekend.
Although the glass is more expensive, depending on the apartment and demographic, spending the extra can be worth it.
Let you know how it goes.
<br /:)” title=”>:)” class=”bbcode_smiley” />Scott No MatesParticipant@scott-no-matesJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 3,856
I'd also go fibre cement sheet but depending upon how bad the brick work behind is, fix a few 20 x 40 timber battens @ 450 mm centres horizontally, fix with spaghetti and screws. Then use stud adhesive & plasterboard screws (predrill holes through the sheet). Cornice cement is probably not the best solution in wet areas (read the pack).danieloMember@danieloJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 1
I would have gone with option 2 as well, I think it’s the best option.